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  • 01:58

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Encounter Group

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The encounter group is one of, if not, the, back bone group of the therapeutic community milieu. For participants it is important to understand and know the purpose of the group and your role in it.  For staff it is important to be well trained in the facilitation of the group and to understand your role in it.  it is without a doubt the most challenging group to participate in, and facilitate.  We will discuss the group, it's dynamics, and how it translates to the outside world, post treatment.


    Show segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Tim


     

  • 01:02

    Dancing to the Tune of Recovery

    in Health

    Sel Kerans discusses his new book, Leading the Dance: Living well with Parkinson’s Disease, and his own journey on the road to recovery in an open, conversational expose of a five year journey with Parkinson’s disease and the experiences that have inspired the writing of a book that may be helpful, motivational and encouraging for others, especially those newly diagnosed with the condition.


    His book has been dedicated to the late Robin Williams and is about overcoming adversity, staying positive and content; focusing on healing, recovery and living well. Leading the dance with an unwelcome stranger called Parkinson’s disease. Sel discusses: 



    What hurdles have you faced?
    How have you overcome them?
    Would you consider yourself recovered from Parkinson's disease?
    Do you believe it's possible to recover completely from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
    You mention in your book some reluctance with medication - what's been your approach to taking medication over the five years?
    What resources have been useful for you in learning about alternative approaches to managing the symptoms?


    Visit Sel's website at: http://threestepstothesky.com

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The 1st Trimester

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: What kind of treatment services and or modality do i need? What are some of the universal goals and objectives i should be focusd on, in the first three months? What are some of experiences that occur during the first three months of treatment and recovery?  How can i ensure that i successfully make it to the three month mark?


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • RECOVERY & THE HOLIDAYS: TRIGGERS ANYONE?

    in Self Help

    SHOW TOPIC:  The holidays are historically a time when triggers are in abundance. They are certainly not limited to those in recovery, but for those in recovery whether you're young in recovery or grizzled veterans triggers certainly know no bounds. We'll talk about some of the more common triggers that come up during the holidays and ways to minimize their impact.


    SHOW SEGMENTS:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     


     

  • 02:00

    RECOVERY & RELATIONSHIPS: Why the Controversy?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  Throughout the substance abuse treatment and recovery field the issue of relationships, relationships while in the midst of treatment, relationships after treatment, and when is the right time, continue to be a subject of considerable debate. Is there a general understanding and agreement that providers abide by or does it depend on the whims of the provider, the modality, or the milieu? We'll discuss, debate, and hopefully provide some perspective on this issue.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: To Relapse or not to Relapse (That is not a question)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: We have moved passed the immediate period of our post treatment experience (The Postpartum). We are now fully integrated back into our society, our lives.  We are now fully exposed to the "dual elements" of life.  Those elements can be the re-entering of us into old experiences, or having new experiences. They all create or cause feelings. Triggers have come............and gone?!? What happens if there's a relapse? How do we respond?


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: MAYDAY -SEVERE C.A.T. (WHAT?!?)

    in Self Help

    Holiday History: Cinco de Mayo, by Co-host, Chris Morales


    Show Topic:  With long term addiction, comes learned behaviors that become instinctual. One of treament's many goals is to replace those negative (destructive) instinctual behaviors (or reactions) with positive and constructive ones. Is this possible? Yes. This of course, is not, an overnight process, so we will have some MAYDAY calls due to some severe C.A.T. experiences (what is that you say? We'll explain). 


    Show Segments: Happy Recap, Hoilday History, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time
     

  • 02:00

    RECOVERY & iLLNESS: The struggle to stay positive

    in Self Help

    Personal Story Segment:  Guest Interview, Ray Mills, Executive Director of Voices of Recovery


    Show Topic:  Many in the past, currently, and in the future, have, are, and will deal with chronic, severe, or terminal illnesses simultaneous to their recovery experience. What can we learn from how they deal with both sickness and "health"? How can we best support them in their recovery?


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Personal Story, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The ill-fated Pursuit of Perfection...........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  As a jet aircraft aficionado your humble host is not short of using flying analogies to make a Recovery point. With that in mind, as we approach and settle into the cruise altitude of the post treatment recovery phase, we'll continue on the theme of what should go right, or what could go wrong.  This week we'll discuss a common cause of post treatment recovery turbulence: The Pursuit of Perfection.......in Recovery


     


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    PARENTS in RECOVERY: I'm Back!!...............Really?

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: When parents are in the throes of their addiction it is no secret that their children suffer. Children of all age groups experience the effects of their parent's addiction, probably the older they are the worse the experience, with elementary and high school age probably being the worst group.  Resuming that parent - child relationship is not as easy as getting off drugs and jumping back into their lives. Its a process and some parents in recovery forget..............that its not all about YOU!  We'll discuss this process and ways to make that re-entry smoother.


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:59

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Postpartum (The treatment setting is over)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The 3rd trimester has been completed. You've been "re-born" into the RECOVERY lifestyle.  How does it feel? How do you feel? Those questions sound similar, but they're vastly different. What are the keys to succeeding Postpartum? What are the pit falls? What are your triggers? Any negative reservations? What's the proper care and feeding (metaphorically speaking of course) for those new in recovery? Lets talk.....


    Show Segments:  Happy Re-cap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

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